Twitter Inc. said Thursday that failures in its computer-data centers were the cause of an outage that prevented some users from accessing the short-messaging service.
The Twitter blackout lasted up to two hours, the company said, before service was restored about 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. In a blog post, Mazen Rawashdeh, Twitter vice president of engineering, said an “infrastructural double-whammy” caused the outage. He wrote that a system in Twitter’s data center failed, and a backup system failed as well.
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